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Cook County Department of Public Health Recognizes National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20-27

By at April 15, 2013 | 1:39 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Recognizes National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20-27

Each year, approximately 170,000 babies are born in Illinois who need to be immunized against fourteen diseases before the age of 2.  In observance of National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20 to 27, the Cook County Department of Public Health is reminding parents to follow the recommended immunization schedule to protect their infants and children by providing more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care

Electronic communications/Internet devices ban goes into effect April 15 at 26th and California

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:40 am | 0 Comment

Electronic communications/Internet devices ban goes into effect April 15 at 26th and California

Originally appeared at the Cook County Chief Judge's website Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that starting Monday, April 15, 2013, the court will begin the enforcement of the full ban on all electronic communications and Internet devices at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California. The ban, which was more...

Courts and Public Safety , Law Enforcement and Jails

Berrios Property Tax Relief Measure Passes Both Houses

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:37 am | 0 Comment

Berrios Property Tax Relief Measure Passes Both Houses

Originally appeared at the Cook County Assessor's Website Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced Thursday that legislation he crafted to increase the amount of savings for the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions has passed the Illinois General Assembly. The bill is designed to soften the blow caused by the sunset of the 7 percent Expanded Homeowner Exemption, which more...

Elected Officials , Property and Taxes

Election not over for 7 close races

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

Election not over for 7 close races

Originally posted on the Cook County Clerk’s website In seven contests where candidates are divided by four votes or less, the election is not yet over, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Thursday. “I always say one vote makes a difference, and these close races prove how true that is,” Orr said. The close races are: ·         1 vote   – Lincolnwood more...

Elected Officials , News

April is National Donate Life Month

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:28 am | 0 Comment

April is National Donate Life Month

Originally posted on the Cook County HHS website on April 11th, 2013 On behalf of the Cook County Health System, we recognize April as National Donate Life Month. We applaud Secretary Jesse White’s leadership on organ donation. Today is about partnership between the health system, the Secretary White’s office and the community. Today is an effort to call Cook more...

Features

April is National Minority Health Month

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:26 am | 0 Comment

April is National Minority Health Month

Originally posted on the Cook County HHS website April 4th, 2013  In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups of more...

Features

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

By at April 11, 2013 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid About,” features ads depicting young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke through their daily activities and their desire to “quit smoking.” The campaign is a multipronged approach more...

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Cook County, State Of Illinois Sign Lease at George W. Dunne Building

By at April 10, 2013 | 10:49 am | 0 Comment

Cook County, State Of Illinois Sign Lease at George W. Dunne Building

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the State of Illinois' Office of the Executive Inspector General today announced a five-year, intergovernmental lease agreement for the 34th floor of the George W. Dunne Building, a move that will bring in roughly $500,000 a year. “The County is pleased to provide a new home to another government agency,” President more...

President's Office

Celebrate Earth Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

Celebrate Earth Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. Throughout the second half of April the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will hold special events and volunteer workdays to celebrate the occasion. “The Forest Preserve District of Cook County manages nearly 69,000 acres of beautiful preserves, perfect for hiking, biking, bird-watching, fishing, and many other healthy, more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:39 pm | 2 Comments

Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that more than 18,000 Chicago young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience this summer as part of 2013’s One Summer Chicago program. Additionally, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made more...

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